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ולירושלים עירך
AND TO YERUSHALAYIM YOUR CITY

Yerushalayim is the city of Hashem, “עיר א-להינו” (Tehillim 48:2,9); David Hamelech built Yerushalayim only for Hashem, and all the business of the city and its identity were solely in that character. Thus, we ask of Hashem to return to Yerushalayim “Your city”, the city that truly deserves Your return, for it was always Your city from the very beginning. In the same vein, we are additionally asking of Hashem that Yerushalayim be restored as “עירך”, “Your city”, the city that it always was, the city that is solely for Hashem.